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Memorial details

Memorial type
Cross
District
Derby
Town
Littleover
County
Derbyshire
Country
England
Commemoration
First World War (1914-1918), Second World War (1939-1945)
Ceremony
  • Rededicated
    Date: 1990
    Attended by: UNKNOWN
  • Dedicated
    Date: 22 January 1922
    Attended by: Bishop Suffragan of Derby
  • Unveiled
    Date: 22 January 1922
    Attended by: Mrs W Collard
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Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
641
Current location

East of the church.
St Peters Churchyard
Normanton La
Littleover
Derby
Derbyshire
DE23 6GF
England

OS Grid Ref: SK 33234 34184
Denomination: Church of England

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Description
A sandstone wheel cross on a pedestal, plinth and two stepped base. The cross is decorated on the 6 o'clock face with intricate carvings of bosses, acanthus leaves, fruit, ropework and interlaced strapwork in the Celtic style and the battered square pedestal bears the incised inscription and names in uprightlettering coloured black.
Inscription
6 o'clock face of pedestal: TO THE GLORY OF GOD/ AND/ TO THE ENDURING MEMORY/ OF THOSE PATRIOTIC MEN OF LITTLEOVER/ WHO WENT FORTH TO THE GREAT WAR/ AND WHO FOUGHT AND FELL IN OUR DEFENCE/ THIS MONUMENT IS ERECTED IN THE YEAR 1921/ AS A GRATEFUL AND IMPERISHABLE TRIBUTE/ THE COURAGE AND DEVOTION OF THOSE WHOSE NAMES/ ARE HERE INSCRIBED IMPELLED THEM AT ONCE/ TO RESPOND TO THEIR COUNTRY'S CALL./ THEIR GALLANT EFFORTS,/ IN THE BATTLES OF THE NATIONS HAVE FOUND/ AN HONOURED PLACE IN BRITISH ANNALS./ WHICH WILL RECORD THROUGHOUT THE AGES/ THEIR HEROIC SELF SACRIFICE UNDER PROVIDENCE/ TO SAFEGUARD OUR LAND FROM INVASON BY A RUTHLESS FOE:/ AND GLORY ENCIRCLES WITH A NOBLE DIADEM/ THESE BRAVE SONS WHO WENT OUT FROM OUR MIDST/ AND DIED THAT ENGLAND MIGHT LIVE./ Mors Janua Vita. 9 and 3 o'clock faces of pedestal: (Names) 12 o'clock face of pedestal: 1939 - 1945./ (Names)
Inscription legible?
yes
Names on memorial
Albrecht, V A
Aldus, R M
Allsopp, Ernest
Baldwin, Fred
Banks, J R
Barton, J
Chatterton, H V
Chinn, K C
Clarke, A R
Cockshott, R J
See details for all 83 names
Commemorations
  • First World War (1914-1918)
    Total names on memorial: 37
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 37
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: surname,year died,regiment,place of death,forename,decorations
    Order of information: year died
  • Second World War (1939-1945)
    Total names on memorial: 46
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 46
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: surname
    Order of information: surname
Components
  • Cross
    Measurements: depth c300mm, height c2000mm, width c500mm
    Materials: Stone - Sandstone
  • Pedestal
    Measurements: depth c1000mm, height c1000mm, width c1000mm
    Materials: Stone - Sandstone
  • Plinth
    Measurements: depth c1500mm, height c300mm, width c1500mm
    Materials: Stone - Sandstone
  • Base
    Measurements: depth c3000mm, height c300mm, width c3000mm
    Materials: Stone - Sandstone
Listing information
  • Littleover War Memorial
  • Grade II
  • This memorial is protected, and listed on the National Heritage List for England maintained by Historic England. View list entry
  • More about listing and the protection of historic places can be found on the Historic England website
  • Historic England
Condition
History
1990: Memorial refurbished and cleaned.
Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A
Reference

This record comprises all information held by IWM’s War Memorials Register for this memorial. Where we hold a names list for the memorial, this information will be displayed on the memorial record. Please check back as we are adding more names to the database.

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For queries, please contact memorials@iwm.org.uk.